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The College Greetings is published monthly by the stu-
dents of Illinois Woman's College.
Contributions to its pages are solicited from the students
of all departments, and from the alumnae. They are due the
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The Madonna In Art 3
Christmas Poems 4
Where Santa Claus Came From 5
An English Custom 7
The Open Air School 9
Gleanings from the Wider Field 11
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay 14
What Other Colleges are Doing 15
From An Art Students' Diary 16
Y. W. C. A. 19
Senior — Junior 20
Dramatic Club — Theta Sigma 21
Phi Nu— Lambda Alpha Mu 22
Belles Lettres 23
The College of Music 24
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Vol. XIX. Jacksonville, 111., January, 1916. No. 4.
Faculty Adviser — Miss Jennie Anderson.
Editor-in-chief — Ruth Want.
Associate and Alumnae Editor — Alma Harmel.
Assistant Editors — Norma Perbix, Margaret Slatten.
Art Editor — Ruth Patton.
Business Manager — Ruth Taylor.
Assistant Business Managers — Phyllis Wilkinson, Ila Allen.
THE MADONNA IN ART
In early art, certain religious subjects, such as the
Annunciation, the Birth of Christ, and particular
events in the life of Christ, were used by all painters.
The Madonna, particularly, became a favorite subject
and for each artist there were many phases, in which
he could treat it. Because of the treatment of the Di-
vine as well as the Human, there was opportunity for
each artist to develop his own character in this work.
It was a test for the artist since it was his opportunity
to achieve his greatest work. His Madonnas had to be
compared not only with those of his contemporaries
but also with those of past generations and generations
There are several types and several classifications
of the Madonnas such as the Madonna Doloroso, the
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Madonna Reine, and the Madonna Nowrrice but, what-
ever the type or whatever the classification, the artist's
own conception and own individuality are to be found
in them. From the serene other worldliness of Fra An-
gelico's Madonnas to the more human and more mother-
ly Madonnas of Raphael we see the development of
treatment as time progressed.
Not only for the church was the Madonna painted.
Often a prominent family had its own particular ma-
donna for protection against such things as fire or ill-
It is the Loving Mother which is the modern pre-
sentment of this subject, for it is the human side that
appeals to the modern artist. We see the love for her
child in the mother's eyes, and still there is present the
realization of his Divinity.
A handclasp, and a golden smile,
A desire that all may be well ;
A little gift, and a wish fulfilled
And a feeling of joy that naught can excel.
A child's laugh, and a glad church bell,
And an echo that gives evermore
A desire to help, and a longing to trust
Those whom we doubted before.
A love divine, and an open heart,
A sense of peace and goodwill that brings
A feeling of common brotherhood,
And a spirit that whispers of happier things —
Maud Strubinger, '18.
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Once again we hear the scurry of the feet,
And the laughter as the girls each other greet
With "Are you going soon ?"
"HI be home tomorrow noon !"
And a departing cab goes clattering down the street.
As vacation calls us to our homes so dear,
We are filled with love of school and Christmas cheer ;
As re-echoing thru the hall
Young voices gay in farewell call,
"A Merry Christmas and a Glad New Year."
Charlotte Hungate, '19.
WHERE SANTA CLAUS CAME FROM
Little Nicholas was the only child in the home of
a very rich man, who lived in Patara, on the coast of
Lycia. He was born three hundred years after the
first of all Christmases but he never saw a Christmas
tree, never hung up his stocking or never even wished
that his parents would give him Christmas presents.
Partly because he was an only child and partly because
he was so unselfish and lovable, he won the hearts of
all the people in Patara.
When Nicholas was almost grown, his father and
mother died, leaving him a great fortune. The young
man, however, determined to keep none of the money
for himself but to give it all away, secretly, to those
who needed it.
One day he heard about a home in the city that
was almost broken up with grief and poverty. Imme-
diately he resolved to help the unfortunate family.
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Taking a purse of gold, he started for the home, that
very night, wondering how he could leave the money
without being discovered. When he arrived he found
a window open so he crept stealthily up to it, threw in
the purse, and ran away in the darkness. This he did
several nights without being discovered. Finally the
father of the family caught him and found out who he
was, but promised never to tell anyone else.
This secret giving brought so much joy to the
poor family and to Nicholas himself, that he began to
distribute gifts all over the country. In time, however,
all the people found out who their benefactor was, and,
whenever they discovered gifts, mysteriously left for
them, they would say, "Saint Nicholas has been here."
Finally, wishing to work where not even his name
was known, Nicholas left Patara and went North
along the coast of Lycia to Myra, where he did not
have a single friend or acquaintance. Now, it hap-
pened that Bishop John of Myra had just died and all
the bishops of Lycia were assembled to choose one to
take his place. After much discussion they decided
that God should make the choice. That night, as the
greatest among them slept, he heard a voice that said :
"Watch at the door of the cathedral. He, who
shall come first in the morning shall be your bishop.
His name is Nicholas."
To be sure, his name was Nicholas and Nicholas
of Patara became the chief shepherd of the flock of
Lycian Myra. A better man could not have been found
His door was always open, he was a helper of the help-
less and a friend to all.
It came about, therefore, that all the East rever-
enced Saint Nicholas the Wonder Worker. When, six
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hundred years later, the Czar of Russia went to Con-
stantinople to be baptized, he carried back to his people
the story of Saint Nicholas. From the Russians the
story went to the Finns and Scandinavians, the people
of the reindeer sleds. From these three countries,
Saint Nicholas' fame spread into England, Germany,
and the Western World.
Saint Nicholas died on December the sixth and on
that night, as the church stories say, he was born into
glory. In Protestant countries the festival of Saint
Nicholas has been retained, but the day has been
changed so that now, he brings his gifts on the eve of
our Master's birthday. Santa Claus, as children like
to call him, is as universally beloved as ever. Just as-
people throughout the centuries were ready to testify
that Saint Nicholas brought them gifts, so we can
believe that his warm beneficence continues and that,
by coming himself or by causing generosity in others,
he still brings gifts on Christmas Eve to gladden the
hearts of his beloved children.
Rose Ranson, '16.
AN ENGLISH CUSTOM
The great guest room was fairly alive with frolic-
some people. Old men and women, girls and boys, and
even children laughed and sang and danced until the
walls echoed with the sound of cheer. Even the old
square piano, animated by the Christmas spirit, burst
forth in loud peals of rhythmic music such as had not
been heard since the last Christmas season. So wild
and loud was the merriment, so strong was the feeling
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of the Christmas spirit, that even the wreaths of holly
and bunches of mistletoe swayed back and forth in
their places over the doors and windows. At one end
a large fireplace, almost the width of the room, gave
out a welcoming warmth. The huge Yule log, as large
as a small sized oak tree, cracked and roared in unison
with the music, happy and contented that it could offer
warmth and cheerfulness against the bleak, midwinter
night. With every moment the excitement of the peo-
ple rose. Hilarious from the amount of old English
wine drunk at the feast hour, they danced more stren-
uously and laughed louder than before.
But there was one who took no part in the cele-
bration. In an out-of-the-way corner, so secluded as
not to be easily seen, but from which a good view of
the guest room was to be had, sat a lone girl. Her pow-
dered hair and her brilliant shepherdess costume
showed well in the dimly lighted corner; her rather
pretty face was covered by a scowl and she anxiously
played with the cord of her dress. How happy she had
been a few hours before ! When, at twilight, the men
had brought the oak logs from the forest she had stood
in the door with the lighted candle; she had even
thrown the glass of wine over the master of the house
as he crossed the threshold, for she had been chosen
as the most beautiful of English maidens. Her lover
had looked at her with proud glances and she had re-
turned them with an assuring smile. But now he
danced with another and the admiring looks were for
the stranger whom he swung so gracefully over the
"The dance ended. The eyes of the girl anxiously
followed the movements of the couple in whom she was
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so interested ; she saw him introduce the stranger to a
group and then turn away and look carefully over the
hall. He walked thru the crowd, but, disappointed at
not finding the one for whom he sought, he made his
way to the secluded corner. There he found her, but
his pleasant greeting was met by a freezing silence.
"Won't you come and meet my sister ?" he finally
asked. A smile broke from the corners of the girl's
mouth and spread over her face. As she raised her
eyes, they both saw the sprig of mistletoe that hung
over them and they were happy ; for kissing under the
mistletoe was an old English custom, a custom as old
as time itself and one which no one dared to break.
Ruth Mendenhall, '18.
THE OPEN-AIR SCHOOL
Woman's College girls always have a hobby. This
year it is expressed in the active work that the Service
Circle is doing in the Fresh Air School for tubercular
children at West State Street. U1S
The idea of a Fresh- Air School for Jacksonville or-
iginated in the summer of 1914 in the wide-awake Wo-
man's Club of Jacksonville. Altho it was the instiga-
tor of the movement, the school is operated and backed
financially by the Morgan County Anti-Tuberculosis
Society and the Jacksonville School Board. Miss Olm-
stead receiving the appointment of nurse, came here
from Baltimore to lead in the organization. After an
active campaign for a building and needed supplies, the
school was permanently opened in January, 1915.
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Miss Olmstead inspected the children in the city-
schools for tubercular symptoms, and twenty of the
most urgent cases were sent to the open-air school.
The number has been enlarged as rapidly as additional
equipment would permit until at the present time
thirty-nine children are receiving their right to a nor-
mal, healthy life. The number remains small, not be-
cause of a lack of tubercular children but because of a
lack of funds.
Every child who attends the school is weighed ev-
ery week, and a record is kept of the advance in weight
and general health. A hot dinner is served at noon, and
during the day each child is wrapped in a blanket and
allowed a period of rest. General principles of health
are taught, together with the regular class-room work.
After a child's vitality is restored and he is in a
normal physical condition, he is sent back to the public
school, and another needy one takes his place in the
clinic. Seldom does a child return to school who is not
able to keep up with his class after the cause of his
dullness has been overcome by giving health to his
Miss Laura Hammond, the teacher for the school,
is especially fitted for her work by a course taken last
summer in Columbia University in the teaching of the
The open-air school in Jacksonville is the only one
in the state of Illinois outside the city of Chicago and
its suburbs. Jacksonville is proud of its initiative and
its opportunity. While the strictest economy is neces-
sary the school is now on a financial basis such that it
will be able to continue its work thru the summer
months and thus avoid the relapse in health shown by
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the children last summer. The object of the school is
to build up the physical condition of the children in or-
der to give to the community normal men and women
for its citizens. It saves the city the burden of caring
for helpless adults later on. Surely this object is one
which merits hearty response from the community
Visitors are always welcome. Take your picture-
show time for one Monday, girls, and see how "the
other half lives."
Mary Baldridge, '16.
GLEANINGS FROM THE WIDER FIELD
With the announcement on November 14th of the
death of Booker T. Washington came the consciousness
of a national loss. It has been said, that the mission
of Booker Washington was in behalf of the entire south
as well as his own people, that he understood the white
man as well as the negro. Very significant was the
presence of the thousands who thronged to the Tuske-
gee Institute grounds to pay tribute and honor to the
man who had done so much for the uplift of his race.
Some time ago the State Library Commission of
Wisconsin made a house to house canvass in a pioneer
territory in the northern part of the state. In the hun-
dred and fifty square miles canvassed there were twen-
ty-one houses. Five of these were found to contain no
books at all and in four others only the Bible was
found. Matthew S. Dudgeon originated the parcel
post library plan, by this means the boy of the farm
could have access to the best literature. Four of the
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Madison libraries were found to contain about one half
million volumes belonging to the state. The plan was
to send, upon request any books in the library, provided
the transportation charges be paid. These charges it
was figured would not exceed five cents a volume. This
system was developed along regular library lines, a
book could be kept for two weeks and renewed if the
person desired it. This is one means Wisconsin has
taken to educate her young people.
Should Lord Kitchener call for recruits between
the ages of forty and fifty, a million men would re-
spond. So comes the word from across the water. The
fact is that half this number are organized into a "Vol-
unteer Training Corps" and the call for recruits would
double this number. The V. T. C. is made up of men
from every walk of life. While the organization may
not do any actual fighting still it does a great work in
On December 4th the Ford Peace Party sailed on
the Oscar II. Many prominent people are in the party,
Vachel Lindsay, who has just been to Jacksonville was
asked to become a member of the party, but could not
accept. The party carries passports to all the neutral
nations. The slogan adopted by Henry Ford is "Out of
the Trenches by Christmas." What a wonderful thing
it would be if on Christmas morning there might truly
be Peace on Earth !
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"A Holiday's w'en Fathers play
Wif little boys.
He sees w'y don't my motor go,
An' shows me how to catch an' fro,
An' mends my toys."
— Marie Louise Whitlock.
And it is much the same spirit that is character-
istic of Christmas time in the thot of all of us, is it
not? The witchery of the season suggests to us, first
of all, happy fellowship with others. The delightful
thing about it is that we all long to put away our self-
ishness and our differences and take time really to en-
joy one other. Each one of us as a college girl, to
whom Christmas means so much in anticipation, is full
of this spirit, as we hurry homeward. Once there, in
our relations to the other members of the family, we
find ample opportunity to give it expression. There
are the little brothers and sisters who are struggling
over their own problems of gifts. What can not a few
suggestions in making or buying, a little help in wrap-
ping and tying, do to smooth out their difficulties and
make them glad over their giving ! How truly festive
are the holidays when big sister drops her years and
her dignity to play their games with them ! With fa-
ther and mother there seems to be fewer tangible ways
to minister. Who of us has not felt some misgiving
over father's Christmas, especially ? Purchasing a pre-
sent for him out of a fund he himself has supplied
seems a rather doubtful beneficence! But after all
perhaps the Christmas gift that would bring the warm-
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est glow to the hearts of our parents, is the realization
that their daughter's chief joy centers in the family
circle even if she has been away for a little while and
has formed new associations.
There is something about this fellowship spirit in
Christmas, too, that reawakens thots of old acquaint-
ances whom the estranging influence of time or space
has caused to slip from our lives. With the shops full
of seasonal cards, it is easy to obey the impulse to send
some little reminder to show that we still remember.
Even better would be the sending of a letter to arrive
on Christmas morning, for letters are bits of ourselves
that make their way straight from us into the hearts
of the friends that receive them.
And it is this sort of giving — self -giving — which
always means most to the recipient, and yet is never
restrained by the limitations of the leanest purse.
Our capable art editor, Miss Patton, has given us
a Christmas present. The new design on the cover
page represents careful thot and workmanship and we
are very happy to have it for the succeeding issues of
NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY
To fully appreciate the poetry of Mr. Lindsay, one
must first hear him read and interpret in his own way
the message he has to give to the world. He is pre-
eminently our poet of the Middle West, and an inter-
preter of our modern life, preaching the "Gospel of
Beauty" with sincerity and conviction.
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On the afternoon of December 10 he read his
poems to an interested audience in Jacksonville, under
the auspices of the Jacksonville Center of the Drama
League. In the evening he gave his lecture on the art
of Moving Pictures, outlining the part they play in our
present system of living, and basing his hopes for the
future on the education of public taste.
WHAT OTHER COLLEGES ARE DOING
We are informed by the Illinois Wesleyan Argus
that Illinois Weslyan College celebrated Founder's Day
on December 10th. Bishop Quayle delivered the ad-
Hedding College of Abingdon, 111., is also in the
race for endowment. With as optimistic leaders as
both of us have, we are sure to win.
Augustana's Lyceum Course offers splendid at-
tractions. The student body has indeed a reason to be
enthusiastic over the excellent talent that is comirg
to Rock Island.
In the Carthage Collegian we see that in a short
time all the requirements will have been met and Car-
thage College will be a standard college.
Hamline University has the gift of a swimming
pool for their gymnasium. We, too, have this gift for
our new gymnasium.
Dr. Temple, Professor of International Law at
Washington and Jefferson College, delivered two lec-
tures, on "How Congress Works," and on "Internation-
al Law", to the students of Monmouth College.
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FROM AN ART STUDENT'S DIARY
Nov. 16. — Excitement in the studio. There's an
excursion to Chicago. If we could only make use of it;
for there's an exhibit by American Artists at the Art
Institute ! Miss Knopf fled from a shower of petitions
declaring that she must sleep over the matter.
Nov. 18. — We're going. All plans made. Madeline
Barnes, Mary Jefferson, Helen Ost, Sarah May, Miriam
Pendleton, Pauline McMurphy and LaVone Patrick de-
cided to go. Miss K. invited us to her room for coffee
before we go to the train.
Nov. 19. — We went to the train early to avoid the
rush. On the way Pauline's suitcase handle broke. The
car step was high and several had difficulty getting
aboard. On the train — Helen slept.
Nov. 20. — We arrive. Miss K. begins to count,
"four, five, six, seven" in the station. After breakfast
we spent the morning in the Art Institute. "Why
couldn't we stay a week ?"~the unspoken thought of all.
Lunch over, we rested five seconds, then looked at bar-
gains in china and clothes, separated, then lost entire-
ly. Miss K. looking wildly about is addressed by the
floor-walker, "Lost something, Madam?" "Yes, two
girls," and he escaped before she could enlist his ser-
vices. After this flurry we visited several of the small-
er galleries along Michigan Ave.
Evening. Two theatres "sold out." We meet
Alice Tombaugh and Elaine Buhrman. How glad we
were to see them ! For want of something better we go
to the movies. All are tired. Some almost fall — asleep.
Nov. 21. — Ting-a-ling. Miriam had a telephone
call — a man. Then Helen's father called. We spent
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the afternoon at the Exhibit. "Girls, shall we come
back next spring?" Chorus — "Yes ! ! !" For the beauty
of the paintings held us under a charm that we did not
care, nor try to resist. We did not have time to study
the paintings intensively; we gained only an impres-
sion of the whole, which was well worth while.
Spent the evening at Miss K/s home and stayed
too long, so we had to run to the train.
Then home — and what a come-down to start work
after such a lovely trip. All in favor of repeating the
trip twice yearly signify by saying "Aye." "Aye!
Aye!" "The Aye's have it."
LaVone Patrick, '17.
Nov. 26. — It was the wearisome day after Thanksgiv-
ing and with it the unhappy realization that it would
be another twelve months before another dinner like
Nov. 27. — Phi Nu had their annual Thangsgiving ban-
quet at Colonial Inn.
Nov. 28. — The first real snow and how it gladdened our
hearts. As there was general exemption from
church, we did not have to part with one of those
Nov. 29. — The Household Arts class visited the school
for the Deaf and inspected their work. Especially
were they interested in the weaving course.
Nov. 30. — The election for May Day Chairman was
held, and Edith Brown was the successful candidate.
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DEC. 1. — The Uliwoco Snapshot Contest closed at 9 :00
o'clock in the evening. Miriam Anderson came out
Dec. 2. — The first Music Recital of Pupils was held in
The Domestic Science Club had a special program
and social hour as it was Domestic Science Day.
Class meetings were held in interest of student
Dec. 3. — Dr. Harker returned from one of his numerous
trips of these days with the same happy smile and
word that "We'll do it."
Dec. 4. — Y. W. Bazaar was held in the Society Halls.
The cream cones, hamburgers and chocolates were
the new as well as attractive features of the bazaar.
Dec. 5. Y. W. C. A. was very interesting as the fresh-
man girls showed their ability as leaders. They are
deserving of mention in our paper.
Dec. 6. — "Quality Street/' the second play of the year,
was presented very successfully by the Dramatic
Club in Music Hall.
Dec. 7. — Joye Webb's Hike Club broke the record in
hiking and was entertained by the losing clubs at a
Dec. 8. — Miss Mothershead's annual talk on the Do's
and Dont's of Traveling before Christmas vacation.
Dec. 9. — Miss Lazelle, in recital, sang with her usual
charm and artistry.
DEC. 10.— Vachel Lindsay, the new poet, delighted the
girls who went to hear him, by his unusual talents.
Dec. 11. — The Junior-Senior Banquet was given at Pea-
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Dec. 12. — It was our last Sunday in Jacksonville in
Dec. 13. — Warren & Moscow were quite evident in the
halls as the trunks were brought from the store-
Dec. 14. — Anxiety, the can't-sleep kind of excitement,
was everywhere floating around. One thot in the
minds of all, "Day after tomorrow we go home."
Dec. 15. — One of the best times of the year when we
went out on the yearly Christmas carol tours. The
hot chocolate on our return was appreciated.
Dec. 16. — Goodbye, to all, and especially our College.
A Merry Christmas and a Most Happy New Year to
Y. W. C. A.
The Christmas bazaar was held December 4th. It
was a success in every way and everything sold well —
from the fancy work to the hamburgers. Special fea-
tures were the book marks of blue leather with the
seal and quotation.
Following the usual custom, groups of girls sang
Christmas hymns to the old people and shut-ins of the
city the night before vacation.
As a Thanksgiving present the Y. W. C. A. girls
gave twenty dollars to the Fresh-Air School. The
money will be used for blankets.
The poster committee has been doing excellent
work this year. We always look forward to the poster
that goes up on Saturday with the announcement of
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On December eleventh, at the Peacock Inn, the
Seniors enjoyed one of the nicest times of the year.
The occasion was a dinner party given by the Juniors
to the class of 1916. The Seniors greatly appreciated
the hospitality of the Juniors.
We are glad that Ola Wendel, one of the Senior
girls, is recovering rapidly from an attack of appendi-
A series of November teas given by Miss Mothers-
head will be remembered by the girls of the Senior
class as among the most pleasant events upon the Sen-
The Juniors spent a most delightful afternoon, De-
cember the second, when Miss McLaughlin, their class
officer, was At Home to them in Theta Sigma Hall.
The class colors, red and white, were carried out in the
decoration of the room and also in the refreshments
which were served after an hour of sewing. One of the
features of the afternoon was a contest of cartoons for
the Annual and many valuable suggestions were given
to the art editor.
Saturday evening, December the eleventh, the
class of nineteen-sixteen was entertained at dinner at
Peacock Inn by the Class of nineteen-seventeen. The
dining-hall was prettily decorated in the Christmas
colors so that red and green candles and flowers were
everywhere in evidence. After the four-course dinner,
the Juniors represented an original play to the Seniors,
entitled "A Christmas House-Party at Lake Matanzas."
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DRAMATIC CLUB NOTES
Monday evening, December sixth, the Dramatic
Club presented J. M. Barrie's famous play, "Quality
Street." Although a comparatively short time was
given to its preparation all members of the cast inter-
preted their characters with admirable skill. Great
credit is given Miss Gleckler, as Quality Street proved
to be another demonstration of her high ability as a
coach. The stage settings and furnishings were beau-
tiful and appropriate to the period of the play.
The cast of characters is as follows :
Miss Phoebe Throssel Corrinne Hughes
Miss Susan Throssel Lavina Jones
Capt. Valentine Brown Alma T. Harmel
Patty Edna Robb
Miss Willoughby Marceline Armstrong
Miss Henrietta Turnbull Marie Towle
Miss Charlotte Parrott Margaret Coultas
Ensign Blades Mary Fowler
Lieutenant Spires Ruth Harker
Sargeant Helen McGhee
Pupils of School — Frances Sconce, Francis Smith, Mar-
garet Towle, Anna Margaret Gist, Mamie Kennedy,
Julia Pitkin, Olive Scott.
"Wall Flowers" — Mary McGhee, Hazel Ingram, Mar-
garet Coultas, Romaine Loar.
Old Soldier Ruth Patton
Theta Sigma was glad to have two of its old mem-
bers, Louise Harries and Lucille McCloud, here for
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Thanksgiving and the following week end. Anne Flo-
reth entertained the Society, on Sunday, in their honor.
Everyone had a jolly time in getting acquainted, or re-
acquainted, as the case might be.
On December fourteenth, after a very interesting
Christmas program, we treated ourselves to a Christ-
mas party. The inexpensive gifts had been selected by
a committee and were quite appropriate for the recipi-
ents. We wished for each other — and for all of you,
too — a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
PHI NU NOTES
On November twenty-seventh, the Annual Phi Nu
Banquet was held at Colonial Inn. Among our old
members back were Mrs. Anna Reavis Gist, Mrs. Shep-
ard, Freda Si-dell, Alice Tombaugh, Irene Crum, Grace
Reavis, Elaine Buhrman, Sydney Brown and Ruth Mat-
tocks. After a delightful dinner Dr. Harker and Mrs.
Gist responded to toasts. A program followed in which
Miss Gleckler delighted us with two readings, Charlotte
Hungate with a violin solo, Vera Teachout with a vocal
solo, and Ruth Mattocks with a piano solo. We are al-
ready anticipating next year's Banquet.
Our pledges entertained us delightfully with a tea
on Friday evening, November nineteenth.
Miss Constance Loar of Bloomington, spent the
week-end over December fifth with her sister Romaine.
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"Where'er we go o'er land and sea,
Our hearts will always be with thee."
Our meeting of December fourteenth was recog-
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nized as our Annual "Old Members' Day" and it was at
this particular meeting that we were so happy in re-
ceiving many lovely letters and greetings from our
former members, several of whom are now far away,
yet very close to us in kindred spirit and loyalty to
Lambda Mu and the College.
We are all most happy to welcome Feme Parrot as
a member of our society.
We had long been held in suspense wondering just
what was the nature of a "line party," to which our
pledges had so kindly invited us, and our curiosities
were gratified December sixth. We were most delight-
fully entertained with the movies and refreshments at
the Peacock Inn. We all enjoyed a very pleasant af-
ternoon, and on returning were delighted and surprised
to find in our hall, a handsome Circassian Walnut
music cabinet as a gift to the society from our new
pledges. We are very proud to have this beautiful gift
which has added a great deal to the attractiveness of
Mary Louise Powell has been accepted as Secre-
tary with the American Book Concern, of Chicago.
BELLES LETTRES NOTES
We were very glad to have so many of the old
girls back again Thanksgiving and for the week end.
Alma and Bertha Weber, Hallie Clem, Dorothy Stevens,
Freda Fenton, Sieverdena Harmel, Letta Irwin and
Winifred Robison were the guests.
On Tuesday, November the thirtieth, after society
Mrs. Harker delightfully entertained the society for
Z3I}£ College Greetings
the Weber girls. The program at that meeting was
also very interesting as it was extemporaneous and
showed the impromptu and speedy talents of the Pled-
As nearly all the old girls read the Greetings we
have not mentioned that new lights have been put in
the hall, as we wished to surprise them. The new ar-
rangement of the yellow globes add much to the at-
tractiveness and coziness of the hall.
THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Miss Rena M. Lazelle, of the College of Music Fac-
ulty, was the soloist especially engaged for the Gover-
nor's reception, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 30. Miss La-
zelle scored with great success and was greeted with an
innovation. Both the Governor and Mrs. Dunne, were
outspoken in their praise of Miss Lazelle's beautiful
voice, splendid musicianship and charming personality.
Miss Lazelle's concert which was to have been Fri-
day evening, December 3d, was postponed to Thursday
evening, December 9th at the request of many ad-
mirers of her work, who wished to attend the meeting
of the Sorosis Club, which occurred on that date.
The music at the first meeting of the Passavant
Hospital Endowment campaign, on Thursday evening,
at Grace Church, was supplied by Mrs. Florence Pier-
ron-Hartmann, contralto, Mr. Fleet McClellan, violinist,
and Miss Rena M. Lazelle, soprano, with Miss Dean
Obermyer and Mr. H. V. Stearns accompanists. All of
these are members of the College of Music Faculty.
The musical program was a distinct feature of the
I31)e College (Greetings
evening, and there were many expressions of warmest
admiration for the work of the artists.
Miss Eloise Capps, a violin pupil of Mrs. R. M. Day,
at the Woman's College, played a violin solo at the
Special evening concert at Grace Methodist Church
last Sunday evening. Miss Capps has a beau-
tiful tone, broad and full and a good interpretative
sense. Her work delighted her hearers.
Miss Mary Violet of Beardstown, has reported for
study of voice with Mrs. Hartman at the College
Others from out of town who come in for work in
the College are Miss Helen Henry of Waverly, Miss
Alma Spicker of Beardstown, Miss Olive Fielder of Vir-
ginia, Miss Dovie Corrington of Alexander, Miss Lois
Main of Manchester, Miss Veda Ingram of Perry, Mr.
Milton Angier and Leslie Liscom of Beardstown, Mr.
Perry Kennan of Franklin, Fern Sherwood and Abigail
Lazelle of Springfield, Miss Kathleen Stice of New Ber-
Thursday afternoon, December 2d. occurred the
first of this year's series of pupils' recitals in the Col-
lege Auditorium. The first of Mr. Stearns' series of
monthly vesper organ recitals will occur on December
Do not be satisfied with wishing people a "Merry
Christmas," help make it one.
Without the door> let sorrow lie,
And if, perchance, it hap to die,
We'll bury it in a Christmas pie,
And ever more be merry.
I3I)& College (Bte&tUtgs
The Greetings is always glad to note any news of
former students which has reached the College. Re-
ports say that Fern Hartsuck, who was here in 1913-14,
is traveling with a company of six young ladies, on a
lyceum course. She is doing all the solo work, is first
soprano of the Quartette and is also playing first violin
with the leader. She is very ambitious and is planning
to study this summer and lead a company next winter.
The sad news of the death of the little daughter,
Mary Jeanette, of Mr. and Mrs. Firman Thompson
came this month. On the 31st of Oct. Jeanette was
burned badly while playing around a bonfire, the acci-
dent resulting in her death the next day. Mrs. Thomp-
son was Faye Clayton when she attended I. W. C.
On Dec. 16 all of our former students attending
the University of Illinois and those residing in Cham-
paign will meet at a luncheon. We expect to hear of
a large gathering and renewed enthusiasm, loyalty, and
interest in the present College.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Imel of Le-
banon, Indiana. Mrs. Imel was Ella Blake, who
graduated in the Home Economics department, 1913.
V}\)t College (Greetings
D. H. "I expected to freeze to death last night
and woke up this morning sadly disappointed."
"See appendix," says the historian in a foot-note.
"See appendix" says the surgeon, and he does.
From a Zoology Paper
The dog is like a human in one respect, that is, he
can express so much by his growls.
The following bit of interesting information is
found in one of the notebooks : "Cane sugar is found
most extensively in Porto Rico, the Hawaian Islands,
the Phillistines, and in Brazil."
I. P., from Indiana — "We see so many Illinois cars
go past our place in the summer."
L. J., from Iowa — "They go over there for the
value of the roads when they want a ride, but I think
they have to ship their cars to the Indiana line."
L. J. — "The elevator won't go up to Five today.
Really it seems to be temperamental."
M. J. — The organ used to seem temperamental at
L. J. — "Yes, but it has not shown any signs of tem-
T5>\)d College (Greetings
A picturesque old Irishman walked into an artist's
studio and asked for money. The artist seeing possi-
bilities for sketching said :
"Pll give you a dollar if you'll let me paint you."
"Sure that's an easy way to earn a dollar, said the
old fellow, "but how will I get it off?"
"Do you always stutter?" he was asked, after
vainly endeavoring to express himself.
"O-o-nly wh-wh-when I t-t-t-talk."
Bible student in examination —
Esau was a famous hunter who lived a long time
ago. He was also a great writer. One time he sold his
copyright for a bottle of potash.
1st Freshman — When do you use "their" and when
2nd Freshman — Oh, when I don't have time to
think it over I just say enie, meenie, minie, mo.
It may be interesting for you to know that William
J. Bryan is now sending his paper, "The Commoner",
Several hundred Japanese barberry bushes have
been planted over the campus, which will add much to
the beauty of the grounds in spring.
Friday, December the third, was the ninety-sev-
enth birthday of the State of Illinois. Plans are now
being made for the Centennial Celebration in 1918.
Doctor Harker has again left us, but he is keeping
us in touch with him by daily telegrams.
Miss Mothershead was called to her home in Chi-
cago last month because of the death of her mother.
Our dean has the heartfelt sympathy of the whole col-
lege in her bereavement.
Secretary Photographer's Association of Illinois.
Awarded Silver Medal for Home Photographer at Illinois State
PORTRAITURE BY PHOTOGRAPHY
SOUTHWEST COR. SQUARE
"It might be pleasant to remember Christmas Day,
who made lame men walk, and blind men see." — Dick
ens' Christmas Carol.
ROBERT H. REID
"Photographs That Please"
Member Photographer's Association of America
ft • ■ ■
STYLISH APPAREL FOR YOUNG
SUITS, DRESSES, MILLINERY
CLOAKS, WAISTS, LINGERIE
In addition to the Newest Models in Ready-to-wear Garments
from the Best Makers — we are showing the Correct Styles
in CORSETS,— the Newest HOSIERY, Street and Evening
Gloves, Dainty Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, Toilet
Articles, Art Goods.
F. J. WADDELL & COMPANY
May the New Year be a happy one to you, happy to
many whose happiness depends on you.
— Chimes (Dickens.)
PHELPS & OSBORNE
IS THE COLLEGE GIRL'S
SUITS, DRESSES, COATS, RIBBONS, LACES, AND NOTIONS
POPULAR PRICES ALWAYS
FASHIONABLE DRESS MAKING
A FULL LINE OF DRESS TRIMMINGS
MRS. EMMA CORRINGTON
ILLINOIS PHONE 547 241 WEBSTER AVE.
ARE HUING IN THE BEST HOMES IN THE CITY
Mollenbrok & McCullough Studio
WEST STATE ST.
Big City Market
All Kinds of Fancy
W. StateSt. Ill, Phone 1288
72 East Side Square
Christmas fans the flame of happy memories, and
sends a glow of warm Goodwill from heart to heart.
This is our SPECIALTY— You Want the BEST Results—
Our Workmanship and Materials Give Them
Oswald's Drug Store
71 East Side Square
Jacksonville Candy Company
We have just installed our New Soda Fountain, and we
can serve everything in the confectionery line v Hot or Cold
— Also wemake all kinds of Homemade Candies and guarantee
them under the pure food law.
We have the very best electric Piano at our store.
57 E. SIDE SQUARE B. J. GEANETOS, Prop.
BOTH PHONES 566
The Home of Good Things to Eat
BREAD, CAKES, COOKIES
SALAD DRESSING, Etc.
205 East Morgan
DEALER IN GROCERIES AND
600 EAST COLLEGE AVENUE
Both Phones 100
FLORETH & COMPANY
LEADERS IN EVERYTHING NEW IN MILLINERY
COATS FOR LADIES, MISSES AND CHILREN
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS
AT LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES FOR CASH
so are the cakes
ALL KINDS OF FRESH AND
SALT MEATS, FISH, POULTRY
ETC. Both Phones 196
230 WEST STATE STREET
WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF COLLEGE JEWELRY
Also Good-looking and Good-wearing Goods.
Will Be Pleased to Show Them.
GO TO THE
RUSSELL & LYON
FOR THE BEST REPAIRING OF
SILVER AND GLASS
No. 21 SOUTH SIDE SQUARE
"It is good to be children sometimes, and never
better that at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was
a child Himself." — Charles Dickens.
EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE
House Furnishings and Paints
45-47 SOUTH SIDE SQUARE
THAT OUR HOME»MADE CANDIES ARE MADE TO PLEASE
That you can get what you want like you want it here in the
way of SUNDAES, SODAS, and all kinds of HOT DRINKS
JUST PHONE 70— WE DELIVER.
iZtulleitix $ Ufamiltoit
216 East State Street
LATEST STYLES IN
FALL & WINTER MILLINERY
Fisk Hats a Specialty
Mrs. M. O'Neil
206 East State Street
H. J. & L. M. SMITH
S. Side Square
"That man must be a misanthrope, indeed, in
whose heart something like a jovial feeling is not
aroused by the recurrence of Christmas." — Dickens.
L. C. & R. E. HENRY
DEALERS IN FINE MILLINERY
Always Something New and
238 South Side Square
Low Prices and Square Dealings
Keep Us Busy
FOR THOSE WHO DISCRIMINATE
We simply suggest that it has taken our constant effort to please the
students who come to our city. We select only the BEST materials and
and prepare them with skillful, loving care.
PURE CANDIES, HOT AND COLD SODA, BRICK ICE CREAM
AND PLAIN AND DECORATED BIRTHDAY CAKES.
ALL PACKAGES DELIVERED
JOHN W. MERRIGAN
227 WEST STATE STREET
Known for "Ready-toWear" and
Popular Priced Dry Goods
K U M - R I T E - I N
Let Us Show You the Most Complete
Line of Silk Hosiery, Silk Gloves,
American Lady Corsets, Kid Gloves,
Fancy Neckwear, Laces, Ribbons
DRY GOODS STORE?
And heart will make this Christmas day,
The happiest one, in every way,
You've ever known, and that, you see,
Is just what Chrristmas ought to be.
H Safest Place to Trade £1
DRY GOODS STORE
JOSEPH HEINL & SONS
WEST STATE STREET
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Harold J. Johnson, Mgr.
High ClasS'Vaudeviile & Pictures
4-Piece Orchestra Afternoon
A BIG Special Feature Every Monday
PRICES 5 and 10c
When Christmas giving become a necessity, it
ceases to be a virtue.
HARRY HOFMANN FLORAL CO.
Designs, Cut Flowers
SOUTHWEST COR. SQUARE
Greenhouse South Diamond Street
Store: Bell Phone 154—111. 182
Greenhouse, Bell 775
We Pipe Your House for
OR WIRE IT FOR
Jacksonville Ry & Light Co.
TWO YEARS TO PAY 224 S. MAIN
ONE BLOCK EAST OF COLLEGE
CANDIES, CAKES, COOKIES,
POP ON ICE, GROCERIES
"The Home of the Crispette"
The Sanitary Pop-corn
and Crispette Shop
Pop-corn That Melts in Your
Roasted and Salted Peanuts
EAST STATE ST.
"In robbing Christmas day of its great human
meaning of good fellowship, we are fobbing it of its
divine meaning of good-will." — Virginia Blair.
And Annex for Ladies.
221=223 EAST STATE STREET
Illinois Phone 308 Bell Phone 57
^MS^^ r-^^* M usicals
*m Dinner Parties
"^ Card Clubs
Special attention to all College functions
J. F\ BROWN
19 S. Side Square, Jacksonville
Jacksonville's Foremost Store for
And Specialties for Women
Knitted Silk Coats
Sweater Coats, Student Caps
Manish Rain Coats and Hats
Trunks and Hand Bags
The kind that lasts and is pleas-
ant to recall —
in one of our fine rigs, or help
her arrange a Hay Ride Party.
Phone us for Carriages for any
EITHER PHONE 850
The things which people really want at Christmas
time are Joy and Jollity; they want to be caught up
away from their cares and enter upon a season of light-
hearted fun and frolic. — Virginia Blair.
Have a Complete Line of Drugs,
Stationery and Holiday Gifts
We Do Developing and Printing
East & West Side Sq.
We Welcome You as a Student
Pleased to have you call on your
down town trips
Badger Drug Store
235 E. State St.
Everything for the Home
Everything for the Home
Andre & Andre
for Room Furnishings
The Best Goods for the Price, No Matter What the Price.
Andre (Sh Andre
City Drug and Book
J. A. OBERMEYER & SON
S. Side Square
Give Us a Call
Bell 457 III inois 572
College Suplies Pennants
314 W. STATE ST.
Artistic hairdressing, Shampooing, Manicuring, Facial
Massage. Treatment of the Hair and Scalp, my specialty
Will call by appointment.
MRS. JOHN R. DUNN Residence 640 S. Prairie St.
Illinois Phone 1194.
All the faculty, students and friends
of the College should have a checking
or savings acount with
F. G. Farrell & Co.
F. E. Farrell ...President
E. E. Crabtree V. President
H. H. Potter Cashier
M. W. Osborne Ass't Cash.
Jacksonville's Best Hotel
S. M. CAMPBELL, Manager
See our Motor Coats, Mackinaws and Sweaters
Manito Hosiery. Also Ladies' Holeproof Hosiery
GIRLS, PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS
Cf)e &per$ jBtattonal Jlanfe
We have provided a Special Department for Ladies with a window
for their exclusive use in transacting their business, also a Ladies 9 writ-
ing room adjoinng, daintily furnished, which is at their disposal.
M. F. Dunlap President O. F. Buffe Cashier
Andrew Russel V. President H. C. Clement Asst. Cashier
Chas. B. Graff V. President W. G. Goebel Asst. Cashier
H. J. Rodgers V. President H. K. Chenowith Ast. Cashier
Arthur Vannier Ast. Cashier
Owen P. Thompson
B. F. Goltra
John W. Leach
H. M. Capps
0. F. Buffe
M. F. Dunlap
Large assortment of Foot-
wear for every occasion.
Dress, Street and Bed-Room
WE REPAIR SHOES
MATH1S, KAMM & SHIBE
This is just to remind you that
we can suply any and all of
your FOOTWEAR needs.
Cleaning and Dyeing Works
208 E. State
E. A. SCHOEDSACEK, Proprietor
Party Dresses, Kid Gloves
Sliippers a Specialty
'Tis not what we give, but what we share,
For the gift without the giver is bare.
— Vision of Sir Launfal.
STYLE + QUALITY + FINE SHOE MAKING
THE GYPSY BOOT
WILL BE THE
WE HAVE THEM
Complete Line of Evening Slippers
J AS. McGINNIS & CO.
Society Programs and Menus
THE ROACH PRESS
ILLINOIS PHONE 236 OPPOSITE POST OFFICE
Our Customers Say: "The Service is a little better."
PERSONAL CARDS, ETC.
No. 227 EAST STATE STREET
Illinois Phone 418
Our Motto: "Not how cheap, but how
JOB PRINTING OF ALL KINDS
JOHN K. LONG
Engraved Cards and Invitations
Programs and Stationery
213 WEST MORGAN STREET
ILLINOIS PHONE 400
A face wreathed in smiles is better that a mansion
wreathed in holly.
T5\)t <&rapl)ic ^Vrts
for Special Occasions
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Plain China for Decorating
Dr. ALBYN LINCOLN ADAMS
OCULIST AND AURIST
To the State School for the Blind
323 WEST STATE STREET
Practice Limited to Diseases of the
EYE, EAR, NOSE & THROAT
GEORGE STACY, M. D.
S. E. Cor. Square (over Hoppers')
Sees patients by appointment, at of-
fice and elsewhere. Office hours: 11 to
1; 2 to 4. Telephones: Bell 435, 111.
1335 and (home) 1334.
ALPHA B. APPLEBEE
326 WEST STATE STREET
Dr. AUSTIN C. KINQSLEY
409 AYERS BANK BUILDING
Both Phones 760
As for you, a Merry Christmas ! As for all of us,
"God bless us, every one."
5 and 10c STORE
A POPULAR PLACE for COLLEGE
212-214 £. State St
Cloaks. Suits, Furs
At Prices TKat Are Rigkt
ILLINOIS WOMAN'S COLLEGE
College of Liberal Arts
College of Music
School of Fine Arts
School of Expression
School of Home Economics
A Standard College
Regular college and academy courses leading to
Bachelor's degree. Pre-eminently a Christian
college with every facility for thorough work.
Located in the Middle West, in a beautiful, dig-
nified, old college town, noted for its literary
and music atmosphere.
Let us have names of your friends who are
looking for a good college.
Call or address, Registrar,
ILLINOIS WOMAN'S COLLEGE